– Giving or offering to give anything
of value to a government official or company
representative to influence a discretionary
decision. Local laws may impose
– These could be: loans,
stock, stock options, bank checks, travelers'
checks, Visa or other type of check or cash
cards, money orders, investments securities,
or negotiable instruments.
– These can be tangible
and intangible items including: Cisco's
facilities, equipment, and supplies; money;
products, computer systems and software;
patents, trademarks and copyrights; other
proprietary information; and employees'
copyrighted material can cover written works,
diagrams, drawings, images, video, music,
software, and audio recordings, whether it
be the entire work or just portions of it.
Additionally, third-party copyright protection
can extend to such materials whether or
not they bear copyright notices.
– A spouse, parent,
sibling, grandparent, child, grandchild,
mother- or father-in-law, domestic partner
(opposite sex or same sex), or other family
member who lives with you or who is otherwise
financially dependent on you, or on whom you
are financially dependent.
– For purposes of Cisco policies and the
COBC, a friend is an individual with whom you
have a significant personal relationship (in other
words, a close friend).
Gifts and Entertainment
– Anything of value, including but not limited to:
meals or lodging
use of vehicles or vacation facilities
cash or cash equivalent
tickets to entertainment/sporting events
gift cards or certificates
opportunity to buy direct shares in a company with a connection to Cisco
favorable terms on a product or service
– These can include
organizations such as: public universities,
hospitals, schools, libraries, sovereign wealth
funds, and telecom service providers, as well
as public international organizations, such
as the United Nations, World Bank, or
– Harassment is any
unwelcome conduct that creates an
intimidating, hostile, or offensive work
environment, or that has the purpose or effect
of unreasonably interfering with an individual's
work performance. Examples include, but are
not limited to:
Verbal or written comments and/or visual
conduct (such as cartoons or gestures) of
a derogatory or vulgar nature
Physical conduct, including blocking normal
movement, restraining, touching, or other
aggressive or intimidating physical conduct
Threatening or demanding that an individual
submit to or to perform certain actions not
reasonably related to job performance to
keep or get a job, to avoid some other loss,
or as a condition of job benefits, security,
Retaliation for reporting harassment,
having assisted another employee to
report harassment, or for participating in an
investigation of a harassment complaint
Sexual harassment such as unwelcome
sexual advances, requests for sexual
favors, and other verbal, written, visual, or
physical conduct of a sexual nature
Material Nonpublic Information
information that would be reasonably likely to
affect an investor's decision to buy, sell or hold
the securities of a company.
– Any information that can be
used to identify, contact or locate an individual.
– A non-Cisco, single entity. As
employees, we each can accept one or more
gifts from a single source (which is a single
company or organization) with a maximum
combined total market value of $100 per year.
– Any vendor of product or services
to Cisco, including consultants, contractors and
agents, as well as any supplier that Cisco is
actively considering using, even if no business
ultimately is awarded.